Alpha's Mike Murphy to Present Technical Paper at Intersolar Europe

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Alpha, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and joining materials, will be a technical presenter at the upcoming Workshop on Long Term Stability of PV Modules at Intersolar Europe, taking place in Munich, Germany on June 11th.

The paper, entitled “The Impact of Soldering Materials and Process on cSi Module Reliability” will be presented by Mike Murphy, Segment Manager for PV Interconnect Materials.  His presentation will examine how the soldering materials and processes used in joining cSi solar cells can have a significant impact on the electrical and mechanical reliability of the assembled module.

The long term stability of photovoltaic modules is challenging both from a technical and economic perspective.  The workshop, organized by the PV Materials Committee of SEMI and the VDMA, is intended to identify specific R&D requirements to give more certainty to long-term performance and to hopefully eliminate some of the existing financial risk.

Additional Information:

Workshop on Long Term Stability of PV Modules

Thursday, June 11th 2015

02:30pm – 05:20pm

Messe Munchen Hall B1, Room B13

The Impact of Soldering Materials and Processes on cSi Module Reliability by Mike Murphy to be presented at 02:40pm – 03:00pm

To learn more about Alpha’s new Photovoltaic Product Technologies, please visit our site.

About Alpha

Alpha, a business unit of Alent plc, is the global leader in the development, manufacturing and sales of innovative specialty materials used in a wide range of industry segments, including electronics assembly, power electronics, die attach, LED lighting, photovoltaics, semiconductor packaging, automotive and others.

With a unique global presence in over 30 locations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions, Alpha supplies a full line of ALPHA® electronics assembly material products, including Solder Paste, Exactalloy® Solder Preforms, Cored Solder Wire Solder, Wave Soldering Fluxes, Bar Solder Alloys, and Stencils.  It offers die attach product technologies to the power electronics segment in its Argomax®, Atrox™, Maxrel™, and Fortibond™ brands.

For the LED segment, Alpha offers its Lumet™ products covering applications from die attach to systems assembly in the LED manufacturing process.  Alpha also offers product technologies for the Photovoltaic segment, including high performance liquid fluxes and solder alloys for producing standard ribbon and bus bar, as well as, liquid fluxes, solder pastes,  cored wire, conductive adhesives and preforms for use in used in PV module assembly. Also, Alpha’s Advanced Materials unit is the leader in electronic polymers and solder materials for semiconductor packaging applications. 

Since its founding in 1872, Alpha has been committed to developing and manufacturing the highest quality specialty materials.  For more information, visit



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